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1 CE Hr, Understanding and Defining Biosecurity Systems


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Full course description

When we think about biosecurity systems, we're talking about how we prevent novel pathogens from moving into a farm. And when we're designing that biosecurity system, what are the primary tools at our disposal?

There are many routes for pathogens to enter the farm. There are animals, people, supplies, transportation equipment, wild animals, insects, removal of deadstock, feed, and that's probably not even the complete list. As we think about stopping transmission along each of those routes, that means we have to have a mitigation strategy for each one. To perform mitigation, we have to build a system of procedural and physical barriers that require continuous implementation to achieve success. 


This is a self-paced course. You may start and finish the course at any time. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be granted one hour of continuing education (CE). College of Veterinary Medicine is an authorized CE provider, and our courses are equivalent to RACE approved. This course is expected to take one hour to complete.

This course is 100% online. All the lectures and assessments are on-demand to meet your busy schedule.

1 hour of CE!

What You'll Learn

  • The principles of biosecurity
  • Sources of pathogens in a livestock environment
  • Primary routes of transmission for pathogens between livestock
  • Primary routes of transmission of pathogens within livestock populations
  • Estimating the cost of disease in livestock populations